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M-Code Early Use Signal Achieves Operational Acceptance

U.S. Space Force

The U.S. Space Force issued an operational acceptance certification for a military signal developed to equip warfighters with augmented anti-spoofing and anti-jamming capabilities. GPS Military-Code Early Use underwent a series of tests at master control stations at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Schriever AFB to achieve the certification, USSF said.

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SpaceWERX Program Launched to Foster Space Force Innovation; Barbara Barrett Quoted

Barbara Barrett

The U.S. Space Force now has its own innovation program that would engage in new space technology development, similarly to the U.S. Air Force's AFWERX. The SpaceWERX program will operate as a space-focused arm of AFWERX, now part of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). AFWERX announced SpaceWERX's creation at the Accelerate event that commenced on the same day.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Sees More Tech Opportunities in Commercial Market

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the space industry has made big, new technology investments that the U.S. Space Force may consider valuable. Gen. Raymond said the Space Force now knows about the existence of space tracking data, on-orbit satellite services and other new offerings in the commercial market.

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Gen. John Raymond: Space Force Needs Domain Awareness Tech to Track Space Debris

Gen. John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, the chief of space operations and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the U.S. Space Force has a critical need for space domain awareness technologies as debris continues to threaten space operations. The chief said USSF needs to do what it can for the prevention of space debris affecting satellite operations and human life.

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Space Force to Manage X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Ops; Barbara Barrett Quoted

Barbara Barrett

The U.S. Space Force will oversee the operations of an experimental space plane built by Boeing to demonstrate systems to provide the Space Force with an unmanned space test platform. Space Force has established the Delta 9 unit to manage the X-37B platform and carry out orbital warfare operations for the service branch.

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson Assumes Vice Chief Role at Space Force

Lt. Gen. David Thompson

Lt. Gen. David Thompson has taken up his new role as the U.S. Space Force's vice chief of space operations, giving him the responsibility of supporting USSF's operational readiness. Thompson will focus on establishing USSF's Pentagon headquarters and a new Space Warfighting Integration Center (SWIC) alongside Gen. John Raymond

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Lt. Gen. John Thompson: Space Force Updating Contracts to Cover Advanced Cyber Measures

Lt. Gen. John Thompson

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, commander of the U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), said the service is modifying its contracts to ensure that companies implement advanced cybersecurity measures in their systems. System developers need to secure contractor technologies and ensure cyber protections from program inception to launch operations, he noted.

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U.S. Space Force Offers Alternative to Technology Contracting

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force is providing alternative contracting methods through which technology companies may secure opportunities more easily, Space News reported Wednesday. Col. Eric Felt, director of the Air Force Research Laboratory's space vehicles directorate, said at AFWERX's EngageSpace event that his group is searching for technologies that have dual uses.

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Lt. Gen. William Liquori: Space Force Budget Should Cover Nat’l Security, Collaborative Efforts

Lt. Gen. William Liquori

Lt. Gen. William Liquori, deputy chief of Space Operations for strategy, plans, programs, requirements and analysis, has said that expanding space domain access is key to fortifying national security while ensuring scientific and economic leadership. Liquori said that the U.S. Space Force is working to defend the nation and its allies’ “freedom of action” while protecting space commerce. 

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Space Force Conducts First Article Test for Anti-Jamming Tech

Space Force

The U.S. Space Force concluded the third increment of a first article test (FAT) for an anti-jamming technology designed for the service branch's Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The Mitigation and Anti-Jam Enhancement capability underwent adaptive nulling and detection tests and cleared 165 requirements during the FAT. 

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